I am posting this because people are amazing. Specifically, a fifteen year old boy I have never met is amazing. I do not have a profile on the web-site fanfiction. That means I have to repost this boy’s amazing rant to my blog. I have to say, when I accidentally clicked on his profile, I never expected to be inspired like this, but God works in mysterious ways.
This boy understands my faith and my belief better than some other Catholics I have met do. This boy posted an entire post about God, rationality, common sense and being kind on his profile, knowing that many people would not ever see it, knowing that many people would think he was an idiot for writing it, knowing that he would be condemned for what he wrote. He wrote it anyway, and I am reposting it because I think he is amazing. This is going to be a historically long post, but stay with me if you believe in God, or believe in somebody else who believes in God.
The first part is funny, then it gets serious. Here goes. I’ll underline my personal additions.
Copy and paste this if you love cookies, waffles, and cake.
98% of the world would have a breakdown if Justin Beiber was on the top of the Eiffel Tower saying he’s gonna jump. Post this if you’re part of the two percent sitting in the front, eating popcorn while yelling, “Do a flip!” (Just so you know, if it was me, I’d be saying, “For the LOVE of THOR, get a grip.”)
Copy and paste this if Pikachu has lost weight since 1998. Because obviously he has.
Copy and paste this if YOU BELIEVE YOU CAN FLY!
If you’re one of those people who get excited when you see just two reviews (comments) in your email, paste this into your profile.
If you ever wished you could live in a story, copy and paste this to your profile.
If you have ever wanted to SLAP someone, (Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump during the presidential debate for example…) copy this to your profile.
If you actually take the time to read other people’s profiles, copy this to yours.
If you’ve ever had a mad laughing fit for no reason, copy and paste this to your profile.
If you’re ever asked a really stupid, obvious question, copy and paste this into your profile.
If you ever forgot what you were talking about in a conversation, copy and paste this to your profile.
If you hate those obnoxious, snobby people, PLEASE copy this into your profile.
If you hate girly-girls or people who think that they are everything, copy and paste this into your profile. (Second one. First, just be who you are.)
If you are a nerd and proud of it, copy and paste this into your profile.
If you love writing, copy and paste this into your profile.
only fteefin prenect of poelpe can raed this. If you are one fo taht prenect, spoy and pstae this into your profile. (I loved this one.)
98% of the internet population has a Myspace. If you are one of the 2% that can resist stupid fads, copy and paste this into your profile.
If you like reading fics, copy and paste this into your profile.
If you think Barbie should dump Ken and marry G.I. Joe, copy and paste this into your profile. (Grow a Backbone, Barbie!)
School: 1953 vs. 2013
Scenario: Jack goes hunting rabbit before school, pulls into school parking lot with a rifle in the gun rack.
1953: Vice Principal comes over, looks at Jack’s rifle, goes to his car and gets his own rifle and chats with Jack about guns.
2013: School goes into lock down, Star Force called, Jack hauled off to jail and never sees his ute or gun again. Counselors called in for traumatized students and teachers.
Scenario: Johnny and Mark get into a fistfight after school.
1953: Crowd gathers. Mark wins. Johnny and Mark shake hands and end up buddies.
2013: Police called, SWAT team arrives, arrests Johnny and Mark. Charge them with assault and both are expelled even though Johnny started it.
Scenario: Robbie won’t be still in class, disrupts other students studies.
1953: Robbie gets sent to the office and given six of the best by the Principal. REturns to class and does not disrupt class again.
2013: Robbie given huge doses of Ritalin. Becomes a zombie. Tested for ADHD. School gets extra money from state because Robbie has a disability.
Scenario: Billy breaks a window in his neighbor’s car and his Dad gives him a whipping with his belt.
1953: Billy is more careful next time, goes to college, lives a normal life, and becomes a successful businessman.
2013: Billy’s Dad is arrested for child abuse. Billy removed to foster care and joins a gang. State psychologist tells Billy’s sister that he remembers being abused himself and their Dad goes to prison. Billy’s mom has an affair with the psychologist.
Scenario: Mark gets a headache and takes some aspirin to school.
1953: Mark gets a glass of water from the principal to take the aspirin with.
2013: Police called, Mark expelled for drug violations. Car searched for drugs and weapons.
Scenario: Pedro fails high school English.
1953: Pedro goes to summer school, passes English and goes to college.
2013:Pedro’s cause is taken up by state. Newspaper articles appear nationally explaining that teaching English as a requirement for graduation is racist. AFRE files class action lawsuit against state school system and Pedro’s English teacher. English banned from core curriculum. Pedro given diploma anyway but ends up mowing lawns for a living because he cannot speak English.
Scenario: Johnny takes apart leftover firecrackers from 4th of July, puts them in a model airplane paint bottle, blows up bull-ant nest.
1953: Ants die.
2013: Star Force, Federal Police and Anti Terrorism Squad called. Johnny charged with domestic terrorism, Feds investigate parents, siblings removed from home, computers confiscated, Johnny’s Dad goes on a terror watch list and is never allowed to fly again.
Scenario: Johnny falls while running during recess and scrapes his knee.He is found crying by his teacher, Mary, who hugs him to comfort him.
1953: Johnny feels better after a minute and goes on playing.
2013: Mary is accused of being a sexual predator, loses her job and faces three years of prison. Johnny goes through five years of therapy.
…What kind of a sick world do we live in?
When you carry a Bible, the devil gets a head ache.
When you open it, he collapses.
When he sees you reading it, he faints.
When he sees you living it, he flees.
And just when you’re about to re-post this, he will try to discourage you.
I just defeated him.
Like, Copy, and Paste this if you’re in God’s army.
A science professor begins his school year with a lecture to the students: “Let me explain the problem science has with religion.”
The atheist professor of philosophy pauses before his class and then asks one of his new students to stand.
“You’re a Christian, aren’t you, son?”
“Yes sir.” The student says.
“So you believe in God?”
“Is God good?”
“Sure! God’s good.”
“Is God all powerful? Can God do anything?”
Now the professor asks, “Are you good or evil?”
“The Bible says I’m evil,” replies the student.
The professor grins knowingly.
“Aha! The Bible!” He considers for a moment. “Here’s one for you. Let’s say there’s a sick person over here and you can cure him. You can do it. Would you help him? Would you try?”
“Yes, sir, I would.”
“So you’re good…!”
“I wouldn’t say that.”
“But why not say that? You’d help a sick and maimed person if you could. Most of us would if we could. But God doesn’t.”
The student does not answer, so the professor continues. “He doesn’t, does he? My brother was a Christian who died of cancer, even though he prayed to Jesus to heal him> How is this Jesus good? Hmmm? Can you answer that one?”
The student remains silent.
“No, you can’t, can you?” The professor says. He takes a sip of water from a glass on his desk to give his student time to relax.
“Let’s start again, young fella. Is God good?”
“Er… yes.” the student says.
“Is Satan good?”
The student doesn’t hesitate on this one. “No.”
“Then where does Satan come from?”
The student falters. “From God,” he answers after a few moments.
“That’s right. God made Satan, didn’t he? Is there evil in this world?”
“Evil’s everywhere, isn’t it? And God did make everything, correct?”
“So who created evil?” The professor continued, “If God created everything, then God created evil, since evil exists, and according to the principle that our works define who we are, then God is evil.”
Again, the student has no answer. “Is there sickness? Mortality? Hatred? Ugliness? All these terrible things, do they exist in the world?”
The student squirms on his feet. “Yes.”
“So who created them?”
The student does not answer again, so the professor repeats the question. “Who created them?” There is still no answer. Suddenly, the lecturer breaks away to pace in front of the classroom. The class is mesmerized. “Tell me,” He continues on to another student. “Do you believe in Jesus Christ, son?”
The student’s voice betrays him and cracks. “Yes, professor, I do.”
The old man stops pacing. “Science says you have five senses you use to identify and observe the world around you. Have you ever seen Jesus?”
“No, sir, I have never seen Him.”
“Then tell us if you’ve ever heard your Jesus?”
“No, sir, I have not.”
“Have you ever felt your Jesus, tasted your Jesus or smelt your Jesus? Have you ever had any sensory perception of Jesus Christ, or God for that matter?”
“No, sir, I’m afraid I haven’t.”
“Yet you still believe in him?”
“According to the rules of empirical, testable, demonstrable protocol, science says your God does not exist. What do you say to that, son?”
“Nothing.” The student replies. “I have only my faith.”
“Yes, faith,” the professor repeats. “And that is the problem science has with God. There is no evidence, only faith.”
The student stands quietly for a moment, before asking a question of his own. “Professor, is there such a thing as heat?”
“Yes,” The professor replies. “There’s heat.”
“And is there such a thing as cold?”
“Yes, son, there’s cold too.”
“No, sir, there isn’t.”
The professor turns to face the student, obviously interested. The room suddenly becomes very quiet. The student begins to explain. “You can have lots of heat, even more heat, super-heat, mega-heat, unlimited heat, white heat, little heat or no heat, but we don’t have anything called ‘cold.’ We can hit up to 458 degrees below zero, which is no heat, but we can’t go any further after that. There is no such thing as cold; otherwise we would be able to go colder than the lowest, minus 458 degrees.
“Every body or object is susceptible to study when it has or transmits energy, and heat is what makes a body or matter have or transmit energy. Absolute zero is the total absence of heat. You see sir, cold is only a word that we use to describe the absence of heat. We cannot measure cold. Heat we can measure in thermal units because heat is energy. Cold is not the opposite of heat, sir, just the absence of it.”
Silence across the room. A pen drops somewhere in the classroom, sounding like a hammer.
“What about darkness, professor? Is there such a thing as darkness?”
“Yes,” the professor replies without hesitation. “What is night if it isn’t darkness?”
“You’re wrong again, sir. Darkness is not something; it is the absence of something. You can have low light, normal light, bright light, flashing light, but if you have no light constantly you have nothing and it’s called darkness, isn’t it? That’s the meaning we use to define the word.
“In reality, darkness isn’t. If it were, you would be able to make darkness darker, wouldn’t you?”
The professor begins to smile at the student in front of him. This will be a good semester. “So what point are you making, young man?”
“Yes, professor. My point is, your philosophical premise is flawed to start qith, and so your conclusion must also be flawed.”
The professor’s face cannot hide his surprise this time. “Flawed? Can you explain how?”
“You are working on the premise of duality.” The student explains. “You argue that there is life and then there’s death; a good God and a bad God. You are viewing the concept of God as something finite, something we can measure.
“Sir, science can’t explain a thought. It uses electricity and magnetism, but has never been seen, much less fully understood either one.To view death as the opposite of life is to be ignorant of the fact that death cannot exist as a substantive thing. Death is not the opposite of life, just the absence of it.
“Now tell me, professor. Do you teach your students that they evolved from a monkey>’
“If you are referring to the natural evolutionary process, young man, then yes, of course I do.”
“Have you ever observed evolution with your own eyes, sir?”
The professor begins to shake his head, still smiling, as he realizes where the argument is going. A very good semester indeed.
“Since no one has ever observed the process of evolution at work and cannot even prove that this process is an ongoing endeavor, are you not teaching your opinion, sir? Are you now not a scientist, but a preacher?”
The class is in uproar. The student remains silent until the commotion has subsided.
“To continue the point you were making to the other student, let me give you an example of what I mean.”
The student looks around the room. “Is there anyone in the class who has ever seen the professor’s brain?” The class breaks out into laughter.
“Is there anyone here who has ever heard the professor’s brain, felt the professor’s brain, touched or smelt the professor’s brain? No one appears to have done so. So, according to the established rules of empirical, stable, demonstrable protocol, science says that you have no brain, with all due respect, sir.
“So if science says you have no brain, how can we trust your lectures, sir?”
Now the room is silent. The professor just stares at the student, his face unreadable.
Finally, after what seems an eternity, the old man answers. “I guess you’ll just have to take them on faith.”
“Now, you accept that there is faith, and, in fact, faith exists with life.” The student continues. “Now sir, is there such a thing as evil?”
Now uncertain, the professor responds, “Of course there is. We see it every day. It is in the daily example of man’s inhumanity to man. It is in the multitude of crime and violence everywhere in the world. These manifestations are nothing else but evil.”
To this the student replied, “Evil does not exist, sir, or at least it does not exist unto itself. Evil is simply the absence of God. It is just like darkness and cold, a word that man has created to describe the absence of God. God did not create evil. Evil is the result of what happens when a man does not have God’s love present in his heart. It’s like the cold that comes when there is no heat or the darkness that comes when there is no light.”
The professor sat down.
The student’s name was Albert Einstein.
Yes. Einstein did believe in God. People, uninformed, believe him to be an atheist. He was not.
I cannot copy the entire thing to one blog-post. But go out to his fanfiction account, GameboyNinjaUltimate Icarus. It will be worth all your time to read the page. It talks about man’s inhumanity to man, and you should really visit his page just to read his profile. I will probably never read his writing because he doesn’t write about any of my fandoms. I believe in God.
I believe in Christ.
I have to post just one more thing from his account. Then, I refer you to read his profile, because it is really inspiring.
Jesus had no servants, yet they called him Master…
He had no degree, yet they called him Teacher…
He had no medicine, yet they called him Healer…
He had no army, yet kings feared Him…
He won no military battles, yet He conquered the world…
He committed no crime, yet they crucified Him…
He was buried in a tomb, yet He lives today
Feel honored to serve such a leader who loves us…
If you believe in the true God, Father, Son and Holy ghost
then copy and paste this to your profile.
Did you know that 98 % of teenagers will not stand up for God, and 93% of the people who read this won’t re-post it?
If you ignore him, in the Holy Bible, Jesus says…
“If you deny me before man, I will deny you before my Father in Heaven…”
I AM A PROUD CHRISTIAN. I BELIEVE IN JESUS CHRIST AND GOD.
I admire this boy, and I have never even met him. May God Bless him.
May God bless you all, whether you believe in him or not.
And if you don’t, then know this: YOU may not believe in GOD but GOD believes in YOU.